FCSO search for missing female

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) along with agencies from across Virginia announced that they are conducting a search and rescue effort to locate Shannon Lee Fox.

Fox was last seen February 23 and was reported missing March 3.

Fox is a 30 year old white female standing 5 feet 7 inches tall weighing approximately 135 pounds.

No foul play is suspected at this time.

Yesterday July 25 the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office with a number of search and rescue teams were searching the Shawneeland area for clues or evidence of Fox’s whereabouts.

Sheriff Millholland is asking anyone with any information to contact the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional information and a picture of Fox is available here.

Contact Investigator T. Adamson at 540-662-6168 or 540-662-6162.

Information can also be submitted at Frederick County Crime Solvers at 540-665-TIPS (8477).

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Body found, believed to be that of missing Virginia woman

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By Associated Press | Published Jul. 24, 2021 7:15 a.m.

LURAY, Va. (AP) — A body believed to be that of a missing Virginia woman has been found in the Shenandoah National Park, officials said Saturday.

Based on the preliminary identification of the remains, the search for Julia Christine Devlin has been suspended, the park said in a news release.

Devlin, a 55-year-old University of Virginia economics department lecturer, was last seen in Charlottesville on July 14, news outlets reported.

Security footage showed Devlin’s car entering the park late that Wednesday, park officials have said. Her sedan was found wrecked and abandoned July 17 on Skyline Drive in the southern part of the park.

Canine teams and officials with the FBI, Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia Department of Emergency Management assisted in the search effort, along with many search-and-rescue groups, according to Saturday’s news release.

The body was found around 10 a.m. in “extremely steep and rough terrain in the southernmost part of the park,” the news release said. It was being transported to a medical examiner, who will confirm the identity and determine the cause of death.

Authorities didn’t say whether foul play was suspected in the death or where exactly the body was found in relation to the wrecked vehicle.

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